Scoil Náisiúnta Réalt na Mara Réalt na Mara National School

Mill Street, Dundalk, Co Louth, A91 TD3H

(042) 9327230
Principal: Mr Phil McCaul

Realt Na Mara National School Front photo

Annual Admission Notice and Application Forms

in respect of admissions to the 2024/2025 school year

A copy of the school’s Admission Policy and the Application Form for Admission for the 2024 / 2025  is available as follows:

Download forms

On request

By emailing or writing to : The Secretary, Réalt na Mara N.S.  Mill St. Dundalk, Co. Louth

PART 1 - Admissions to the 2024/2025 school year

Application and Decision Dates for admission to 2024/2025

The following are the dates applicable for admission to Junior Infants

The school will commence accepting applications for admission on 

2nd Oct 2023

The school shall cease accepting applications for admission on 

6th Nov 2023

The date by which applicants will be notified of the decision on their application is    

13th Nov 2023

The period within which applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission is

4th Dec 2023

Note: the school will consider and issue decisions on late applications in accordance with the school’s admission policy.

Special Class Application and Decision Dates for admission to 2023/2024

The following are the dates applicable for admission to the school’s A.S.D. Class which cater for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The school will commence accepting applications for admission to the special class on 

 2nd Oct 2023

The school shall cease accepting applications for admission to the special class on

6th Nov 2023

The date by which applicants will be notified of the decision on their application for admission to the special class is

13th Nov 2023

The period within which applicants must confirm acceptance of an offer of admission is

4th Dec 2023

*Failure to accept an offer within the prescribed period above may result in the offer being withdrawn

Number of places being made available in 2024/2025

The number of places being made available in junior infants is

56

The number of places being made available in the special class catering for children with Autism Spectrum disorder

is dependent on the number of pupils leaving in year ending 2024. :

TBC

The overall capacity of the school is

448 mainstream

  30 special classes

478

PART 2 - Admissions to the 2023/2024 school year

Information regarding the admission process for the Intake Group for Junior Infants for the 2023/24 school year

In respect of the 2023/2024 school year, the total number of applications for admission received by the school was 101

Breakdown of places allocated for the 23/24 school year:

Number of places available:

56

Number of applications received:

93

Number of Offers made and accepted under each criteria:

Criterion One: Applicants with siblings attending the school – 21 places offered, 21 places accepted.

Criterion Two: Applicants living in the catchment area – 67 places offered, 43 places accepted

Criterion Three: all others: 5 offered, 4 places accepted

Total number of offers made

93

Number of names placed on waiting list for the school year concerned.

0